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Obama-Approved Custard Shop Closing Doors

Del Ray’s The Dairy Godmother closing after 17 years in business

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An Obama-approved frozen custard joint has closed its doors for good. The Dairy Godmother — an institution that sat in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria for 17 years — has closed its doors for good, reports Washington Business Journal.

The Dairy Godmother’s website announced the closing yesterday, January 12. The frozen custard shop customarily took a “winter break,” closing for about a month, from early January through early February. Owner Liz Davis wrote in a blog post on The Dairy Godmother’s site that the shop would not reopen after this year’s traditional break.

This doesn’t necessarily mean the end of The Dairy Godmother, however — in the same blog post, Davis stated that pretty much all things DG-related are for sale, including the trademark, the domain and the equipment. Interested parties are encouraged to email the business’s email address.

The Obamas — the President and his two daughters — visited The Dairy Godmother in June of 2009. President Obama indulged in a hot fudge sundae.

While the shop had been closed to custard during its winter break, it’s going to function as a temporary pop-up space for a Bagel Uprising and No. 1 Sons, starting January 20.

It’s unclear the reason behind the sudden closure.